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Armed man shot by PCSO deputy

LIVINGSTON -- Details were released on an officer-related shooting that resulted in the death of a Livingston man inside the Southland Plantation subdivision on Friday, Nov. 3.

According to a statement released by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Jason Poindexter Johnson, 37, of Livingston died at the scene of an incident involving deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 3.

Preliminary information shows that deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on Vicksburg Drive at approximately 11 p.m. on Nov. 3. After arriving, Johnson allegedly approached the officers while holding a pistol and refused to drop it after multiple verbal commands were given by deputies.

The report states that Johnson then walked towards the location of the domestic disturbance and fired his weapon. That is when a Polk County deputy returned fire.

Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

The incident remains under the investigation of the Texas Rangers and no additional information is available at this time.
Funeral services for Johnson are set for Monday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. in the First United Pentecostal Church in Livingston.

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